Image  —  Posted: August 1, 2013 by leonamd in Cyberbullying

These are just a few of the tactics used by cyber-bullies today. If you or anyone you know have been targeted please don’t hesitate to tell an adult.
 
 
Cyberbullying tactics:

GossipPosting or sending cruel gossip to damage a person’s reputation and relationships with friends, family, and acquaintances 

Exclusion: Deliberately excluding someone from an online group

Impersonation: Breaking into someone’s e-mail or other online account and sending messages that will cause embarrassment or damage to the person’s reputation and affect his or her relationship with others 

Harassment: Repeatedly posting or sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages 

Cyberstalking: Posting or sending unwanted or intimidating messages, which may include threats 

FlamingOnline fights where scornful and offensive messages are posted on websites, forums, or blogs

Outing and TrickeryTricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information, which is then shared online

CyberthreatsRemarks on the Internet threatening or implying violent behavior, displaying suicidal tendencies

Source: http://www.internetsafety101.org/cyberbullying.htm

If you want to talk to someone but don’t know who to turn to

Kids Helpphone: 1 800 668 6868            >24 hours

Halifax area:  490 – 7283                        >8am – 8pm

Feed Nova Scotia(offers advice to parents as well) >24 hours

Halifax: 421 – 1188

Nova Scotia: 1 877 521 1188

Aside  —  Posted: July 12, 2013 by leonamd in Cyberbullying

Tips On Cyber Bullying

Posted: July 12, 2013 by ericvccaps in Cyberbullying

Don’t respond. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. It gives him or her power over you. Who wants to empower a bully?

Don’t retaliate. Getting back at the bully turns you into one and reinforces the bully’s behavior. Help avoid a whole cycle of aggression.

Save the evidence. The only good news about digital bullying is that the harassing messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help. You need to do this even if it’s minor stuff, in case things escalate.

Talk to a trusted adult. You deserve backup. It’s always good to involve a parent but – if you can’t – a school counselor usually knows how to help. Sometimes both are needed. If you’re really nervous about saying something, see if there’s a way to report the incident anonymously at school.

Block the bully. If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments, do yourself a favor: Use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.”

Be civil. Even if you don’t like someone, it’s a good idea to be decent and not sink to the other person’s level. Also, research shows that gossiping about and trash talking others increases your risk of being bullied. Treat people the way you want to be treated.

Don’t be a bully. How would you feel if someone harassed you? You know the old saying about walking a mile in someone’s shoes; even a few seconds of thinking about how another person might feel can put a big damper on aggression. That’s needed in this world.

Be a friend, not a bystander. Watching or forwarding mean messages empowers bullies and hurts victims even more. If you can, tell bullies to stop or let them know harassment makes people look stupid and mean. It’s time to let bullies know their behavior is unacceptable – cruel abuse of fellow human beings. If you can’t stop the bully, at least try to help the victim and report the behavior.

 

Source: http://www.safekids.com/tips-to-stop-cyberbullying/

How Do You Handle a Cyber Bully?

Posted: July 12, 2013 by nikki2348 in Cyberbullying

This website page outlines 4 different types of cyberbullies and what methods work best to deal with each different type.

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/educators/howdoyouhandleacyberbully.html

Cyber Bullying on the Rise

Posted: July 12, 2013 by courtneymd36 in Cyberbullying

Read this article from canada.com on how cyber bullying is becoming more and more of a problem in Canada

Read article here

Walk-through of Facebook’s Privacy Settings

Posted: March 27, 2013 by Community in Cyberbullying

What happens online, may not always stay online…

Drama Sketch

Posted: March 27, 2013 by Community in Cyberbullying

Recently, Samantha Morrison, a VCCAPS Youth Intern shared the drama sketch she wrote on Cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Drama Sketch

Articles on Cyber Bullying

Posted: March 9, 2013 by samantha608 in Cyberbullying

Cyber Bullying Laws

Anti-Bullying Resources

Should Schools Punish Cyber Bullies? 

 

Teens’ Program Fights Cyberbullying

Posted: January 8, 2013 by Community in Cyberbullying

Read the article from the Cape Breton Post on how a teen is developing a computer program to help fight cyberbullying.

Read article here

Cyber Bullying Videos

Posted: December 28, 2012 by samantha608 in Cyberbullying

Here are some great  videos on the topic of bullying.

The Cyber Bullying Virus. 

Childnet International – Cyber Bullying

Kids React to Bullying. 

Teens React to Bullying (Amanda Todd) *Warning: Strong language and imagery*

Anti – Bullying 2012 “We’re Better Without Bullying”